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  • Writer's picturePeter K F Cheung SBS

Saturday Mornings

  1. FADE IN.

  2. Act 1

  3. EXT. BUS STOP/ROADS - 09:15

  4. Waiting, PETER is having screen time.

  5. PETER (V.O.): Let me double check what utmost assistance I can render to my client in our last conference.

  6. Having got on board a bus, Peter is glued to the phone screen again.


  8. A. Reception. 10:00. Peter, his CLIENT and an INTERPRETER meet.

  9. B. Room. 10:15. Via the interpreter, Peter explains the contents of document to his client.

  10. C. Room. 11:30. Peter's client, the interpreter and Peter sign some documents.

  11. D. Reception. Peter and his client gestures goodbye to each other.

  12. E. Office. Having thanked the interpreter, Peter says goodbye to a STAFF.


  14. Act 2

  15. INT. LIFT LOBBY - 12:00

  16. Quiet. Peter is waiting.

  17. PETER (V.O.): I believe few like to work on Saturday mornings.

  18. Pausing.

  19. PETER (V.O.) (Cont'd): There's a world of difference between a 5-day work week and a 5 1/2-day work week.

  20. Pausing.

  21. PETER (V.O.) (Cont'd): Since I've begun private practice, I've a different perspective.

  22. Pausing.

  23. PETER (V.O.) (Cont'd): To provide professional service in person, I can't be at more than one place at the same time.

  24. Pausing.

  25. PETER (V.O.) (Cont'd): If there's a clash of schedules, there's the opportunity cost.

  26. Recalling.

  27. PETER (V.O.) (Cont'd): Before the pandemic, I felt somewhat bad when I gave priority to my monthly travels.

  28. Pausing.

  29. PETER (V.O.) (Cont'd): Since the pandemic, I haven't travelled but I've undertaken more voluntary work.

  30. Pausing.

  31. PETER (V.O.) (Cont'd): If matters can be disposed of online, that's the best option for me.

  32. Pausing.

  33. PETER (V.O.) (Cont'd): For passive Zoom seminars, I can attend two at the same time.

  34. Pausing.

  35. PETER (V.O.) (Cont'd): The second best options are to work in evenings or on Saturday mornings.

  36. Ding! The doors of a lift open.

  37. EXT. ROADS - 12:00

  38. Walking aimlessly, Peter is in thoughts.

  39. PETER (V.O.): Every time I've done my due role in an asylum-seeking case, I feel lost.

  40. Peter takes a look of his iPhone 8+.

  41. PETER (V.O.) (Cont'd): I bought this smartphone when I finished my first case in 2018.

  42. Passing by a car showroom, Peter stops.

  43. PETER (V.O.) (Cont'd): A friend told me that he bought a Mercedes after winning a case.

  44. Pausing.

  45. PETER (V.O.) (Cont'd): Not a choice for me now!

  46. Pausing.

  47. PETER (V.O.) (Cont'd): While one car is being overhauled. I've to arrange to tow another one to the repairer as its dynamo is out of order.

  48. Leaving, Peter walks towards a MTR station.

  49. Act 3

  50. INT. MALL - 13:00

  51. Chinese New Year installation arts. Hearing Ding! Peter checks a What'sApp message.

  52. PETER (V.O.): Surprise. I thought she wasn't interested in IP Trading anymore.

  53. Peter begins to type on the phone screen.

  54. PETER (V.O.) (Cont'd): To create public value for Hong Kong, China, no support is too small.

  55. Typing.

  56. PETER (V.O.) (Cont'd): Having had a practical feel on investing and the market, I can strategize new ways to prove the concept and to succeed.

  57. Peter sends his reply.

  58. PETER (V.O.) (Cont'd): Hope is the last thing one has ever lost.

  59. Peter is attracted by a limelight in a distance.

  60. THE END.

  61. FADE OUT

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